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Essent Enterprise-Grade Ariba PunchOut Catalog Storefront Solutions

Creating a PunchOut site that meets buyers' specific needs can be demanding. Essent makes it easy with enterprise-grade Ariba PunchOut enabled ecommerce storefronts with a flexible Product Configurator, cXML Product Catalogs, Purchase Orders, and Invoices.

Major Features

  • Enterprise-Grade, Multi-user, Multi-site Web Content Management System (CMS) based on SiteBuilder Pro.

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  • Integrated Enterprise-Grade Ecommerce Engine based on the Compass Business Management System, a comprehensive, real-time transaction processing system that automates business processes and enforces business rules.
  • Product Configurator that allows complex rule-based product builds to be defined by the product manager and customizable products to be created by the buyer.
  • Pre-definable Order Templates that defines the set of business rules that dictacte how a valid order can be formed and the order can process within the system.
  • Product Catalogs
    • Multiple, Customer-Specific Product Catalogs
    • cXML Product Catalogs
    • Multiple, Hierarchical Product Groups that may optionally Overlap
  • Comprehensive Product Details
    • Product Matrix (e.g. Size/Color)
    • Manufacturing, Procurement, and Shipping Lead Time
    • UNSPSC Coding
    • Custom Product Properties and Specifications
    • Multiple Warehouse Inventory Levels
    • Customer or Company Owned Inventory
  • Flexible Pricing Models that allows accurate pricing to be generated for each order.
    • Price Levels
    • Aggregate Pricing
    • Promotional Pricing
    • Contract Pricing
    • Customer-Specific Pricing
  • Shipping Self-Service that allows buyers to shop for the best rate and know exact shipping costs in advance.
    • Custom Shipping Methods
    • Calculated Estimated Time of Arrival/In-Hands Date
    • Real-Time UPS and FedEx Rate Shopping
  • Integrated cXML Electronic Document Interchange that fully integrates with Ariba.
    • Product Catalog
    • Purchase Order
    • Invoice
  • Access Control down to the page control-level that dictates who can see and do what.
    • Permission-based Access
    • Group and User-level Administration
    • Public or Privite Websites
    • Allows Dual-mode Access: Public Ecommerce with Permission-based PunchOut
  • Systems Integration options that optimizes business processing.
    • Optional Integration with Your ERP/Business Management System
    • Order Import
    • Order Template Import
    • Cart Export
    • W3C-compliant Web Service with WSDL and accessable through SOAP
    • Application Programming Interface (API) for Products, Product Configuration Surveys, Customers, Contacts, and Carts.
  • Comprehensive Services to make the implemention a success:
  • Customizable Solutions to Solve Unique or Proprietary Business Requirements.
  • Section 508 Compliant EIT Stack (final comliance dependant on your design specifications).

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  • Turn-key Ready-to-Run Hosted Solution at Essent's Level III+ SAS 70 Audited Facilities to assure maximum reliability and security.

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